Mark Bradford - Merchant Poster
This book gathers for the first time an extensive selection of American artist—or “builder and demolisher,” as he describes himself—Mark Bradford's gorgeous, searing and heavily textured “merchant posters.” The original printed posters, collected by Bradford from around his Central Los Angeles neighborhood, are brightly colored local advertisements that target the area's vulnerable lower-income residents. For Bradford, they serve as both the formal and conceptual underpinnings of his works on paper, décollages/collages that engage with the pressures of the cityscape.
Publisher: Gregory R. Miller & Co. and Aspen Art Press
Published: March 2010
Text: Malik Gaines, Ernest Hardy, Philippe Vergne, and Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson
Format: Oversize hardcover, 160 pages.